Ram trucks have been synonymous with power, reliability, and capability for decades, and the all-new Ram 1500 is no exception. While choosing a truck may seem like a fairly simple decision, deciding on the perfect trim level is where things can get a little tricky. To help narrow down your choices, we’ve compared two trims of the 2019 Ram 1500 – the Limited high-end trim with the Tradesman base trim. Between both models, there’s about an $18,600 difference in price so let’s explore what that contrast offers consumers. Read the rest of this entry
Just in time for the State Fair of Texas, Ram is making headlines once again by debuting the all-new 2018 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition. Available in the 2500 or 3500 models, the Ram Rodeo Edition builds on the Longhorn’s unique Southwestern theme by featuring a suede headliner that is paired with one-of-a-kind interior colors like Black and Cattle Tan.
Earning the title of “Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas” from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) for the second year in a row, the 2018 Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition is the world’s benchmark for upscale pickup trucks. Not only does the Ram Rodeo Edition exhume some serious curb appeal, but there’s also no mistaking just what kind of beast the consumer is driving – especially with the notable “LONGHORN” badging that is stretched across the width of the tailgate. Exterior upgrades include body-colored bumpers and side-steps, along with the available six exterior colors that include Walnut Brown, Brilliant Black Crystal, Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, and Granite Crystal Metallic.
“The 2018 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition is the ultimate combination of capability, refinement and towing content,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Truck Brand, FCA – North America. “Truck buyers at this level expect to see and feel the highest quality materials. The Ram Rodeo brings together the advanced technology and towing content in America’s longest-lasting truck.”
In addition to the diverse selection of exterior colors, the Ram Rodeo 2500/3500 single-rear-wheel models are stocked with 20-inch aluminum wheels with optional painted pockets, while the Ram 3500 dual-rear-wheel models feature 17-inch polished aluminum wheels. In true Ram fashion, the standard trailering equipment checks all the boxes in the work department. The Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition comes with a fifth-wheel gooseneck trailer prep package and bed-view camera, providing owners a factory solution to view the hitch point for heavy duty trailers during hitching operations. The Longhorn Rodeo Edition also features exclusive rear air suspension technology for expert load leveling for hauling loads or towing trailers.
For the 2018 model year, the Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition offers two engine options – a 6.4-liter V8 engine and the 6.7-liter Cummins I6 diesel engine. Available with a crew cab or mega cab, in addition to all of the top-of-the-line features that the Ram Rodeo Edition has to offer, it is also available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. Needless to say, the legendary truck brand is highly preferred by ranchers and farmers in the Lone Star State and across the nation.
The Longhorn trim isn’t the only model gaining a special edition. Ram recently revealed its all-new 2018 Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab truck which was designed specifically for those who work on a farm or ranch. Additionally, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon also recently debuted its all-new Mojave Sand Option Package. From farming to luxury, Ram is giving us life with all these new enhancements.
Pricing for the 2500 model starts at $60,790 (plus destination fee) and the 3500 model starts at $71,260 (plus destination fee). Both are expected to arrive in dealerships during the third quarter of 2018. Follow Miami Lakes Automall social media to stay updated on Ram news or visit our website to check out our entire new car inventory selection!
In today’s world, we’re a little spoiled in terms of demanding more than just the average function from your vehicle. These days, consumers require state-of-the-art technology while lusting after a beautiful exterior style. Fortunately, the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab has just that and then some.
Under The Hood
For the 2019 model year, the Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab has a powerful 395 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) included. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), VVT improves engine breathing, which improves engine efficiency and power. Ram’s fuel-saving MDS seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed, and V-8 mode when more power from the new 5.7-liter HEMI engine is in demand. The 5.7-liter engine has the option of upgrading to an eTorque System and is matched at an eight-speed automatic 8HP75 transmission.
Once equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 engine, the Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab has a maximum towing capacity of 11,340 pounds and a payload capacity, when properly equipped, of 1,770 pounds. The HEMI engine also allows for a pretty sweet entry-ramp acceleration on the highway. The Ram 1500 Laramie has a fuel economy of 20 mpg on the highway, mainly due to the active air dams and upper grille shutters to improve its aerodynamics at higher speeds. FCA engineers also decreased the Ram 1500s weight by 225 lbs. This is due to the high-strength steel, composites, and aluminum to shave the extra pounds.
Inside + Out
The exterior style of the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab is sleek and can make anyone look like a Star Wars Villain – thanks to the sculpted hood, shiny headlamps, and elaborate in-your-face grille design. As mentioned in our “2019 Ram Storage Compartments, Even Some Hidden Ones Too” article, the interior and exterior of the 2019 Ram 1500 are loaded with plenty of storage space and hidden cargo compartments. The interior cabin screams luxury and comfort, specifically with the full leather trim, chromed-metal fixtures, and a large bench seat in the second row. For the 2019 model year, the interior cabin has been expanded by 4-inches, so the second row now has 45.1-inches of legroom and the seat can recline up to eight degrees.
Additionally, all of the seats in the Laramie trim come heated, and only the front seats offer A/C venting. So, why not in the second row? That’s due to the 40/20/40 fold-down bench seat that can be configured in order to make more room for cargo that isn’t able to be stored in the pickup bed. Along with the under seat storage option, the Laramie trim also offers RamBins. 5.5-inches longer than the previous Ram model, the RamBins can fit up to a 4-inch drop hitch with integrated tie-down loops for additional assistance in securing extra cargo. Returning for 2019 is the RamBox Cargo Management System that can be installed into the sides of the truck bed (optional add-on).
In terms of entertainment, no expense was spared in the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie trim level. Given the option of a 12-inch touchscreen, the Laramie trim is standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. The impressive 12-inch touchscreen is easy and intuitive while having split-screen capabilities allowing two applications to operate at the same time. For our techie friends, there are numerous USB ports around the cabin including a USB-A and the newer USB-C for ultra-fast charging. Furthermore, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound System is an optional feature, while a 9-speaker system with a subwoofer comes standard. The 8.4-inch display includes Uconnect 4 that features Apple CarPlay/Google Android Auto capabilities for added convenience.
We won’t lie, parking this beast is a bit of a challenge in the city but some added walking distance really does the body good! Come test drive the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab at the Miami Lakes Automall today!